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May 20, 2013
Dear Valued Subscriber,   


Did you know that a study in the May issue of International Journal of Epidemiology found that crash culpability was significantly associated with cell phone use by drivers, increasing the odds of a culpable crash by 70% compared with drivers who did not use a cell phone. This increased risk was particularly high for middle-aged drivers. Try to only use your cell phones for emergencies while driving. 


Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie and Steve Minsky


Has The New Age of Medication Arrived?
Pharmacogenetics to Replace One-Size-Fits-All Approach.
The writing is on the wall. Almost 1 in 3 women with osteoporosis fail to pick up new bisphosphonate prescriptions within 60 days of the order date, according to an Osteoporosis International study.
A study from American Journal of Managed Caresurveyed patients who failed to fill their prescription for statin therapy. More than half reported not doing so because of concerns about side effects, while two out of every three patients expressed general concerns about taking the lipid-lowering medication.
According to presentations recently given at TEDMED 2013, the one-size-fits-all approach is over. Researchers point out that although drugs play a vital role in medical care, many patients receive inappropriate doses. As a result, they end up with less than optimal results. In fact, outcomes can be quite grave if patients are overdosed or underdosed.
A number of factors affect proper medication prophylaxis, including a variation in blood levels, genetics, metabolism, age, sex, diet, weight, liver function, time of day, and drug-drug interaction. Although an effort is made to avoid toxicity, the clinical trial process is generally not geared to individualizing doses. Hence, the one-size-fits-all approach.
Luckily, the age of pharmacogenetics has arrived. Pharmacists are taking notice and using this information to help determine which patients require specific treatments, to guide dosage selection, and to predict how patients will respond to therapy.
More than 100 drug labels now provide pharmacogenetic information, and the USDA uses genetic information in safety warnings, such as the recent boxed warning for codeine use in children. 
Unfortunately, genetic tests are not being used as much as they could be to help decide on drugs and doses. However, the fact that we can now genotype 225 genes relevant to drug metabolism for the cost of 1 or 2 single gene tests will likely lead to increased use. 
Taking the preemptive approach, pharmacogenetic information should be available before a drug is prescribed and will be used to guide prescribing decisions. Patients will be tested for hundreds of gene variations and the results are entered into a database for future reference.
Before you take any medication, you must now ask yourself, your doctor, and your pharmacist, "am I genetically compatible with this medication (for example, aspirin)?" If the answer is "I don't know," then ask, "how do we find out?"
Finally, before even entertaining thought of taking medication, exhaust every effort to implement dietary and lifestyle changes. More often than not, this is the best therapy for the short and long-term.


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This Week's Topics Are:

  • Soothe Your Anxiety.
  • Love Sweets and Hate Bitter Food?
  • Understanding the Meaning of a Baby's Cry.
  • Should You Throw Out Your Toothbrush After Being Sick?
  • Drinking Water Filters That Removes 99.9% of Contaminants. 
  • New High Protein Pancake Mix
  • New Gluten-Free Flours Brand
  • Solar Electricity is on the Come.
  • 5 Easy Steps to Meditation.
  • Steve's Studies: Prostate Update
  • Cooking for Your Gluten-Free Teen.
  • eInspire

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EPIC BAR: Perfectly Balanced Snack Bars

EPICBarFor those of you who know us well, we have never been big fans of energy and snack bars. Admittedly, they are sometimes a necessary evil. 


We are happy to say that we have found a product that not only has real ingredients, but is balanced with lean protein, healthy fat, and low carb.




EPIC Bar comes in bison, beef, and turkey flavors. We like the bison and turkey the best. The bison is grass-fed, the beef is organic, and the turkey is humanely raised without antibiotics or hormones.


Go to to find them in your area or you can order them from our office (stop in or call; not available at our website yet).